“Timbomb” minx Kylie Minogue can currently be seen dazzling the silver screen (in France) in the film Holy Motors, which competed for the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival in May. The movie was directed by Leos Carax and, other than Kylie, stars basically a bunch of French actors and Eva Mendes. (Funny enough, Kylie’s character is also named “Eva”.) On the music side, Holy Motors contains a song performed by Minogue called “Who Were We”. Although she sings the track in the film, it’s not your typical strobelight-ready jam we’ve come to expect from our favorite Aussie pop queen. Rather, “Who Were We” plays like a melancholy showtune.
“There was a child, a little child, we once had a child,” Kylie sings in “Who We Were”, and later describes how “lovers turn into monsters and yearn to be far apart.” We told you it was melancholy.
With a more than decent fresh tomato score on Rotten Tomatoes, here’s hoping Holy Motors makes it to US shores soon. It’s got to be better than Biodome, right?